Governance and Nominating Committee

Advises for ongoing board development, leadership development, board and board member assessment, board education and leads the nomination and selection process for the Association Board of Directors. By reviewing the Association bylaws and governance documents on an annual basis and making recommendations to these documents the Committee ensures that the board is equipped with proper guidelines and structure to do its work.

2024 Committee Members       

  • Al Hutchinson, President & CEO, Visit Baltimore (Co-Chair)
  • Bennish Brown, President/CEO, Destination Augusta
  • Billy Kolber, Partner/Head of Strategy, HospitableMe Incorporated
  • Brook Kaufman, CDME, President & CEO, Visit Rapid City
  • Cassandra McAuley, Managing Director, MMGY NextFactor Enterprises, Inc.
  • Jerrine Lee, Vice President of Sales, Richmond Region Tourism
  • Juliet Velazques, Client Relationships & Insights Manager, Tourism Economics
  • Kara Franker, CDME, President & CEO, Visit Estes Park
  • Kristen Reynolds, CDME, President & CEO, Discover Long Island
  • Kyle Edmiston, CDME, President/CEO, Visit Lake Charles
  • Melyssa Reeves, CDME, President & CEO, DMAwest
  • Michelle Mason, CAE, FASAE, CQIA, President & CEO, ASAE
  • Nicole Newman, Vice President, SearchWide Global
  • Scott White, President & CEO, Greater Palm Springs (Co-Chair)
  • Tammy Canavan, FCDME, President & CEO, Visit Seattle

Destinations International Staff Liaison

  • Chelsea Welter, SVP of Governance & Administration


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